All Executive changes articles

  • TBL_headshot_2020
    News briefs

    Susie Mulder is Timberland’s new global brand president


    VF Corp . has appointed Susie Mulder as global brand president of Timberland , a big VF brand that has been performing less than others lately . She will start her new role with the New Hampshire-based brand on April 5 and report to VF’s chairman, president and ...

  • News briefs

    Nike’s North America chief quits over reported sneaker resale activity


    Nike has announced the departure of Ann Hebert , who has spent more than 25 years with the company, most recently as vice president and general manager for North America. According to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek , her son Joe Hebert had used her credit card to ...

  • kim_scholze_sympatex
    News briefs

    Sympatex creates “Chief Sustainable Community Manager” position


    Sympatex Technologies has created tha new position of ”chief sustainable community manager and head of storytelling,” and recruited Kim Scholze , former outdoor community manager and developer of ISPO Munich ’s sustainability strategy, to fill the role. Scholze brings more than 20 years of industry experience in strategy, marketing, ...

  • News briefs

    New managers for Stadium in Finland


    Stadium has hired two new female executives to strengthen the management of its retail operations in Finland. Saana Rotkirch will join the Swedish sports retailer as head of store operations on March 1, followed by Miranda Nanhed for the position of purchasing and category manager on March ...

  • News briefs

    Former Nike executive moves to Gatorade


    Here is another Nike executive who is going to work for another company. PepsiCo has hired Kalen Thornton as chief marketing officer for Gatorade , the group’s sports drink brand. Thornton has worked for Nike for ten years, serving most recently as vice president of men’s brand management ...

  • thule-group-vector-logo
    News briefs

    New president for the Americas at Thule Group


    Hilary Hartley has been named president of Thule Group’ s Americas business area, which recently recovered after performing less well than Europe and the rest of the world for a while. He will join the Swedish company’s global corporate leadership team, reporting to its CEO and president, Magnus Welander ...

  • Article

    Two new managing directors for Kickz


    Starting on Feb. 15, two executives who were connected with the Snipes Group , Mark Petereit and Denis Horvat , will be joining the executive board of , the hybrid German sneaker and streetwear retailer that previously belonged to Zalando . They will take the place of ...

  • Article

    Jean-Pierre Petit quits Royer


    Jean-Pierre Petit , a seasoned French executive who previously worked for Nike and Wolverine Worldwide at a European level, is leaving Groupe Royer , a big multi-brand French footwear group, as part of a major reorganization , which has not yet been entirely finalized. The reason for his departure ...

  • Short stops



    +++ Markus Rech , who left last April as CEO of SportScheck , after Signa Retail took over the German sporting goods retail chain, is reportedly going to run Takko Fashion , a German discount fashion retailer +++

  • Arne Arens - Boardriders
    News briefs

    Arne Arens will steer Boardriders


    On March 1, Arne Arens , the Swedish manager who led The North Face in Europe, the Americas and globally between 2010 and last October, will become the new CEO of Boardriders , the struggling parent company of Quiksilver, Roxy, Billabong, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element and Von Zipper ...

  • bezos-final-0404

    Bezos hands over leadership of Amazon


    In the third quarter of this year, Jeff Bezos will hand over the operational role of CEO at Amazon to Andy Jassy , the head of the company’s cloud business, Amazon Web Services ( AWS ). Amazon made the announcement on Feb. 2 after the company ...

  • ARCLOGO_-_Bird_highres
    News briefs

    Amer Sports appoints new CEO for Arc’teryx, planning to accelerate DTC


    Amer Sports has announced the immediate appointment of Stuart Haselden , a retail industry executive, to the newly created position of CEO of Arc’teryx Equipment , based in Vancouver, Canada. He succeeds Jon Hoerauf, Arc’teryx’ president, who has decided to leave the company to pursue other plans after ...

  • News briefs

    Nike executive moves to Crocs


    Yet another Nike executive has jumped ship, perhaps due to its recent reorganization. Emma Minto has joined Crocs as senior vice president and general manager in charge of all the operations of the fast-growing brand of comfort shoes in North America. She had spent 16 years with ...

  • News briefs

    Jeff Veldhuizen to lead Expresso Fitness


    Jeff Veldhuizen , a former Zwift and Nike executive, has been chosen as the new CEO of Expresso Fitness , an immersive and fun American fitness platform, mounted on special stationary bikes, that claims to be “the most advance gamified cardio for your home.” . Veldhuizen, 44, previously ...

  • News briefs

    Base appoints new CEO


    The Spanish buying group Base has appointed Toni Maristany Rivero as its new chief executive. His predecessor, Alex Cucurull , stepped down last March, ceding control temporarily to Laura López . His departure coincided with Base’s pull-out from its collaboration with Sport 2000 International . Maristany Rivero has ...

  • Columbia Sportswear Company
    News briefs

    Nike tech leader moves to Columbia to push its digitalization


    Columbia Sportswear has named Skip Potter to a new position as executive vice president and chief digital information officer, effective April 1. Potter brings extensive experience in the tech field to Columbia. He most recently spent four years at Nike, whose head office is located in the same ...

  • News briefs

    New chairman for Bogner’s reduced supervisory board


    Bogner has cut the number of its supervisory board members from six to three as part of a new “performance program” initiated by its new management in July. Andreas Bermig , a digital expert who worked for McKinsey and Zalando and joined the supervisory board in 2018, ...

  • Hestra_Logo
    News briefs

    New Central European manager for Hestra in Munich area


    Hestra, the the Swedish glove producer, has appointed Chris Weber as country manager for Central Europe, a new position in the family-owned company’s corporate structure. Based in the Munich area, Weber took on the position on Dec. 1. Weber previously served as a key account manager for Schöffel ...

  • Short stops



    +++ E.Leclerc , the French cooperative society and hypermarket chain, has promoted Quentin Lecasble to head of its sports purchasing department to replace Jean-Michel Martin , as reported by +++ John Culver , who has been leading Starbucks ’ international expansion, has joined the board of directors ...

  • News briefs

    Jako’s founder passes its management to his daughters


    Rudi Sprügel has become the supervisory board chairman of Jako , the German teamwear company he founded 32 years ago, and relinquished its operational control to members of his family. His daughters Nadine and Yvonne Sprügel, who have been engaged in the purchasing/product development and finance/personnel departments, ...